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Dave Jamieson

U.S. Chamber Lobbies To Kill Measure That Would Punish Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 8 p.m. -- Despite the lobbying from business groups, the wage theft amendment passed the House with bipartisan support Thursday afternoon. ...

Maria Shriver's -- and Bobby Shriver's -- Inconvenient Truth?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Shriver's tribute to California's Paid Family Leave law stands on its own. Signed into law in 2002 and implemented in 2004, it allows most employed Californians to take up to six weeks per year of leave from their job and receive up to 55 percent of their wages, up to a maximum.

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...

David McCabe

Chamber Of Commerce Emerges As Big Supreme Court Winner

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the dust begins to settle on the Supreme Court's term, at least one big winner has emerged: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The...

One Year Down, How Many More To Go? Why We Must Not Give Up On Immigration Reform

Jason Ritchie | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
Jason Ritchie

The surge of immigrants on our Southwestern border underscores what we know to be true: We need immigration reform and we need it now. We need the U.S. House. We need the Republican Party to listen to business, and act now.

White House Backs Export-Import Bank One Day After Kevin McCarthy Says He Won't

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House and an influential pair of business organizations both called for renewal of the Export-Import Bank on Monday, one ...

Real Business Leaders Want to Save Capitalism

Robert Reich | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country's biggest high-tech firms who wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what to do about it.

The EPA Is Right and US Chamber of Commerce Is Wrong on Climate Change

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Sachs

The US Chamber of Commerce is wrong, both ethically and operationally. The Chamber's ethical position is that the US does not have to care about the damages it causes to the rest of the world. This is a special kind of arrogance certainly not unknown in the US corporate sector.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Releases Much-Anticipated Limits On Power Plant Emissions

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new standards on Monday, calling for a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions from power plants...

My Workers Are Better Than Your Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce threw a little hissy fit last week, stomping its Gucci-shod feet over a new rule requiring corporations to report the difference in pay between their median workers and their CEOs.

''Green News Report' -- May 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama ups the rhetoric on action against global warming; Speaker Boehne...

4 Small Business Owner Stumbling Blocks

Debbe Daley | Posted 05.29.2014 | Small Business
Debbe Daley

Marketing your business is key when promoting and searching for new clientele. If you are a new or start-up company, hiring a marketing firm is usually not in the budget.

Senator Hits Chamber Of Commerce For Cuba Trip

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman has told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he believes its trip to Cuba is a bad i...

Joni Ernst Gets Boost From Chamber Of Commerce

AP | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Ads for Republican Joni Ernst by a powerful business group add to the sense of momentum for the state senator who would be t...

Help Wanted: Slow and Expensive Accountant

Sarah Anderson | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Fortune 500 company is seeking a highly unproductive senior accountant to help inflate the cost of complying with a new federal law requiring that all publicly held corporations disclose the ratio between their CEO and median worker pay.

Paul Blumenthal

Establishment Republicans Swamp Conservatives In Idaho GOP Primary Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of D.C.-based corporate lobbying groups have banded together to protect Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) from a tea party primary chal...

Elise Foley

On Immigration Reform, Chamber And Evangelicals Have A Lot Of Bark But Little Bite

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the 2012 election, Republicans were supposed to have a wakeup call on immigration. The party lost the Latino vote badly, and it se...

Elise Foley

Chamber Of Commerce President To GOP: Pass Immigration Reform Or Sit Out 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue promised Monday to keep pushing for immigration reform, quipping that the GOP should just...

The Pseudo-Science of Common Core and High-Stakes Testing

Alan Singer | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

It seems that the more students, teachers, and families express concern about Common Core and high-stakes testing, the more its proponents rush to defend the indefensible with unsubstantiated claims for their wonderfulness.

Chamber Of Commerce To Defend McConnell In New Ad Campaign

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Promoting parochial messages, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday announced ad campaigns in 10 competitive House races and two...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Representing Neither Great Men Nor Bad Men

John Harrington | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
John Harrington

It lights up my natural life that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has once again proven itself to be above human beings, shareholders and other stakeholders in our society by proposing to destroy owners' free speech and protect the rights of authoritarian corporate management.

Romney Dives In To Competitive GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is appearing in a television ad for Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho). "The stakes are very high in th...

Chamber Of Commerce Witness Dodges Questions On Whether Climate Change Is Real

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Karen Alderman Harbert, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy testified at a hearing of the Senate...

Kate Sheppard

'I Don't Think We Have To Fear The Canadian Mounties Coming And Circling'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing Thursday to consider whether approval of Keystone XL, the proposed 1,660-mile pipe...

Do Right by Our Children: Enact Universal Pre-K

William Lynch III | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
William Lynch III

If we are to remain the Greatest City in the World -- great for New Yorkers rich and poor alike -- we must develop a next generation prepared to take the reins. One tool to help alleviate poverty and nurture our young people is universal pre-k.